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Jul 23, 2012 4:00pm PDT
of killing 12 people and wounding 58 others in the pact, run a movie theater. james holmes will be formally charged next monday. authorities say the 24-year-old is refusing to cooperate. we have the latest from colorado. >> people versus james holmes. >> this is the man who stands accused of one of the worst ever mass killings in america. james holmes appeared in court for the first time since he was arrested outside the cinema moments after the shooting. down at the wrists and ankles, he appeared groggy and showed no emotion. occasionally closing his eyes, he did seem aware of what was going on. there were reports he had styled himself as the joker, batman's evil on-screen nemesis. the charges he will face are expected to include at least 12 counts of first-degree murr. >> any violation can constitute a new criminal offense and or contempt of court. >> he has been held in solitary confinement. police said it was for his own safety and that he had not been answering questions. prosecutors are deciding whether to pursue a death penalty if convicted. >> victims will be impacted by this decisi
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Jul 27, 2012 3:00pm PDT
-old james holmes, was seeing a psychiatrist at the university of colorado in the weeks before the shooting. carol leonnig is covering this for "the washington post," and i spoke with her a short time ago. carol thank you for vote be taken by yeas and nays. you. tell us about the new informing yoinforming-- informing you have been reporting on this afternoon. >> it shows that holmes the suspect in the shooting in colorado was seeing a psychotherapist or psychologist in his university where he was a grad eighgraduate student. she was a medical director for the out patient clinic for mental health treatment for students. and she was seeing him for sometime before this tragic event. >> first of all how did this information come out? >> this information comes to us, we have been working on a lead about this exact piece of information and had been asking the university for a few days about it. it came d to light and not confirmed by the university by by a motion in a court record in which the public defender who is representing james holmes in this case argued that the information about his conn
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Jul 23, 2012 3:00pm PDT
: it was the first time he had been seen publicly since friday's shootings, and james holmes cut a bizarre figure. his hair dyed bright orange, his eyes dazed. it was unclear if he was on medication, but the 24-year-old staredded blankly or not at all... or nodded off. and he never spoke as the judge explained the murder charges against him. afterward district attorney carol chambers said the state is considering asking for the death penalty. but she wants to hear from the victim's family. >> it's the... if death penalty is sought, that's a very long process that impacts their lives. for years. and so they will want to have and we will want to get their input before we make any kind of a decision on that. >> ifill: holmes is accused of opening fire inside aurora century 16 theater on friday. 12 people were killed and 58 wounded. seven remain in critical condition. police say holmes opened fire with a semiautomatic rifle, but it jammed. so he used a shotgun and a pistol. a change that may have saved lives. minutes later he was arrested near his car behind the theater. the investigation so far show
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Jul 20, 2012 4:00pm PDT
been identified as james holmes, a 24-year-old graduate student. 12 people were killed another 69 injured. >> it was after midnight, but like thousands of theaters across america, this suburban cinema was sold out for the first showing of the new batman blockbuster. >> oh my god. >> the horror of it was captured on people's mobile phones. half an hour into the film, a man dressed in black, wearing a gas mask and a bulletproof jacket let off a smoke canister and then opened fire with an assault rifle, shotgun and pistol. at first, people thought it was a stunt linked to the movie. some died in their seats. dozens were injured as they tried to flee. >> i was right there in the fifth row from the shooter. people were scrambling left and right. my children got out first. me and my wife got down on our hands and knees. people in the higher stadium seats were sitting ducks. >> it is scary. a young girl with bullet wounds in her leg and blood all over her. i do not ever want to see something like that again. >> we just ducked down under the seat. >> we did not want to move because we wer
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Jul 30, 2012 3:00pm PDT
: colorado prosecutors formally charged james holmes today with 24 counts of first degree murder in one of the deadliest mass killings ever. there were two charges for each of the 12 people killed in the movie theater in aurora. and the 24-year-old also faces two counts of attempted murder for each of the 58 injured. the murder charges carry a maximum penalty of death and a minimum of life without parole. peter banda of the associated press was in the courtroom today. i spoke with him a short time ago. they're charging them under two different near owes. murder after deliberation. a second one first degree murder extreme indifference. on the other counts, there's 116 counts of attempted murder. two for each of the injured victims. there were 58 people who were injured in that theater. then there's an additional charge of possession of explosives. >> ifill: so it's far beyond just the murder charges. his attorneys, his defense attorneys were in court today asking for additional information. what was that about? >> the additional information, they want to get to the bottom of who leaked t
PBS
Jul 20, 2012 3:00pm PDT
and black tactical gloves. >> reporter: the man was identified as 24-year-old james holmes. >> we are not looking for any other suspects. we are confident that he acted alone. however, we will do a thorough investigation to be absolutely sure that that is the case, but at this time, we are confident that he acted alone. >> reporter: a man in aurora who said he knows holmes described someone quiet and unassuming. >> he was laid back, kept to himself. never really talked to anybody. the conversations we did have were very short. i mean, he was somebody you wouldn't even look at twice walking down the street. very, very mellow. >> reporter: in short order, the night's terror shifted to holmes' apartment four miles away. fbi agents and police attached a camera to a fire truck ladder to look inside, and discovered it was booby-trapped. police have evacuated a five- block area around the apartment complex. that's because they've discovered what the police chief described as "sophisticated explosives." the fbi says that investigation could go on for days. >> we're not sure what we're dea
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Jul 29, 2012 3:00pm PDT
holmes opened fire in an aurora, colorado movie theater showing the new batman movie, killing 12 people and wounding 50 market president obama says he believes in the second amendment guarantee to bear arms, and mitt romney does not support new laws in this country. nobody will mess with this in this election cycle. >> is election cycle or next election cycle, unless politicians develop intestinal fortitude and goes against the nra. who uses assault weapons? do you hunt rabbits were pigeons or deer with an assault weapon? >> what interests me is how politicians are staying totally away. >> i talked to two fairly senior people in congress this week, one a democrat, won a republican, both genuine gun supporters, and they said that as a result of the nra's peter, something very dangerous is going to happen in this country. but then they went on to say, , i willarquote me never speak to you again." >> this issue was decided in 1994. >> there was a perception by many democrats that they lost the house in 1994 when they passed the assault weapons ban. i would point out this -- the assault wea
PBS
Jul 16, 2012 3:00pm PDT
1950s into the late '60s. kitty wells was 92 years old. and the actress celeste holm died sunday at her apartment in new york. she'd taken ill two weeks ago. holm first received critical acclaim in 1943, playing "ado annie" in the broadway musical "oklahoma!" in 1947, she won an oscar as best supporting actress in the film "gentleman's agreement." she was also nonimated for her portrayal of bette davis' best friend in "all about eve" in 1950. in later years, she had a variety of tv and theater roles. celeste holm was 95 years old. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to jeff. fuss on television, news on-line, we look next at the shifting media landscape. >> the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in japan-- . >> reporter: millions of viewers watched the japanese tsunami and its aftermath on television in march of last year, but tens of millions more, nearly 100 million people in a week watched videos of the unfolding events on-line, on video sharing web site youtube. a report released today by the pew research center's project for excellence in journalism, captures th
PBS
Jul 30, 2012 2:30pm PDT
>> ifill: james holmes faces 142 criminal charges in the shooting rampage inside a colorado movie theater, including 24 counts of murder. good evening. i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the newshour tonight, we get the latest on the suspect's court appearance, and talk with an author and a criminologist about mass killers. >> ifill: then we turn to the presidential campaign, as mitt romney woos the jewish vote and angers palestinians during a weekend trip to israel. >> woodruff: we have two reports from the embattled syrian city of aleppo, where refugees are fleeing by the thousands. >>fi
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Jul 20, 2012 8:00pm PDT
to buy these weapons with no problem. gwen: we know, then, in that case who james holmes, the suspect is not. what do we know about who he is? >> what we know is that he was a neuroscience major, a person who had been a medical students at some point. for some reason that had begun to fail him. he recently was in the process of dropping out of class. he was known by people to be a very smart person, honor student in terms of undergrad. again, very bright man with a promising future. how he descended to this madness is what police are investigating tonight. >> pierre, this is doyle mcmanus. even if this weren't an election year, people would be speculating or wondering whether there was anything political about this. do we know anything about his motivations? >> again, that's one thing that police are looking at. one thing that the new york police commissioner talked about was a briefing that he got in which the young man apparently called himself "the joker," and that his hair apparently was dyed red or orange-red and he may have been somehow acting out in character in coordination wi
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Jul 26, 2012 3:00pm PDT
worked today on a package sent to the university of colorado-denver. the alleged gunman james holmes had been a grad student there. unconfirmed reports said the package held a notebook describing the impending attack. meanwhile, more than 1,200 mourners filled a denver church for the second funeral since friday's mass shooting in aurora, colorado. and in washington, the u.s. house adopted a resolution honoring the victims and first responders. >> as a father, i can't imagine the great loss of families, of friends, of victims of this horrendous crime. and our hearts, our prayers, our thoughts go with them as we build a stronger community going forward. >> we can mourn for the victims, which is appropriate this week. but it is our challenge as leaders of our state and leaders of our country to go on from today and to say, what can we seriously do as a nation to make sure that no tragedy of this scope or horror ever happens in this country again. >> sreenivasan: in a speech last night, president obama said he'd support stepped-up background checks to bar criminals and the mentally ill from
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Jul 5, 2012 12:00pm PDT
. >> whether to fight or not. >> oliver wendell holmes fdr had a first-rate temperament and a third rate mind. >> and i don' i don't know thats true. >> but temperament is the way you approach the world and deal with people your outward sign of the inner emotional intelligence you have and i think it is the most important quality. >> if you try to predict how these people behave no office temperament is one of the few things you really get a fix on. >> in other words, people can get, people ought to be able to understand the temperament. >> the stupid debates. >> you see what people are like. >> they are so -- >> you see them on the trail -- >> rose: what was it about lincoln, he called on to have a successful presidency? it was clearly courage and it was clearly intellect and it was clearly a sense of mission, the overriding need to save the union, and end slavery but tell me more. >> i think from the time he was young, he had this desire to create something that would stand the test of time so that he would be remembered, i mean from the time his mother died, his first love died, his siste
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